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2017 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

2017 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

4-16-2017 Easter Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/17/17

 

Homily

Easter I / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

A welcome to all, and a Happy Easter! Christ is risen. He is risen, Indeed! We put behind us the 40 days of Lent, the sadness of Holy Week, the darkness of the tomb—and we rise with ... Read More »

4-9-2017 Palm Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/10/17

 

Homily

Lent / Palm Sunday / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our Lenten journey comes to an end as we enter Holy Week on this Palm Sunday. The Passion we just read is from the Gospel of Matthew—we read two passions each Holy Week, today, and ... Read More »

4-2-2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/03/17

 

Homily

Lent V / A / 2017 / Raising of Lazarus

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

For the last two weeks we have been reading from the Gospel of John—important readings, classic readings, readings directed to our catechumens who will receive the Easter sacraments, but directed also to us ... Read More »

3-26-2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/27/17

 

Homily

Lent IV / A / 2017 / The Man Born Blind

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The readings on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent are all taken from the Gospel of John, and they are all about conversion—an appropriate theme for this season of Lent. ... Read More »

3-19-2017 Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/20/17

 

Homily

Lent III / Woman at the Well / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

On the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent, we read from the Gospel of John. Since the earliest days of the Church, these Lenten readings have served as a "Baptismal catechesis," ... Read More »

3-12-2017 Second Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/13/17

 

Homily

Lent II / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Transfiguration—on this second Sunday of Lent we read Mt’s account of the Transfiguration. This reading has always fascinated me—it’s mysterious, haunting, elusive. It hides as much as it reveals. Even the name, "the Transfiguration," has a ... Read More »

3-5-2017 First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/08/17

 

Homily

1st Sunday of Lent / A /2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Each year, on the First Sunday of Lent, the Gospel is the Temptation of Jesus in the desert. It is a good reading for the first Sunday, since Lent is a season of conversion—freeing ourselves from ... Read More »

2-26-2017 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

8th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Some of your will remember a movie that came out some years ago, the Lilies of the Field (1963), starring Sidney Poitier. The movie tells the story of a group of nuns who escape Communist ... Read More »

2-12-17 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

6th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Next Sunday is Commitment Sunday for the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. Whether we give to the appeal or not is a choice—one of the many choices that all of us make each day.

Our readings today ... Read More »

2-5-2017 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

5th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our Gospel today is taken from the beginning of Mt’s Sermon on the Mount—the teachings of Jesus that go to the very heart of Christianity. Today’s reading follows immediately upon the Beatitudes: blessed are the ... Read More »

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